Food safety certified managers at food service establishments (e.g., restaurant,
school or hospital inspected by a Michigan local health department) shall do both of
• Complete allergen training – By January 14, 2017 each food service establishment shall
have at least one certified manager that has also completed additional allergen training
approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). An
allergen training program certificate of completion is recognized to be valid for 5 years from
date of issuance.
• Post an allergen poster in the establishment staff area – By January 14, 2017 each food
service establishment shall display in the staff area a poster developed and approved by
MDARD relative to food allergy awareness that includes, but is not limited to, information
regarding the risk of an allergic reaction, or post the information from the poster in a different,
readable notice in the staff area.
Who is exempt from the allergen requirement?
• Any food establishment that is inspected directly by MDARD.
• Local health department inspected food service establishments that are not required to have a
certified manager, such as temporary and low-risk establishments.